Bangalore: Former Test umpire M.S. Sivashankariah, 82, passed away on Tuesday.

Sivashankariah officiated in three Tests from 1975 to 1977 besides umpiring in 34 first class matches. The Karnataka State Cricket Association condoled Sivashankariah’s demise.

Jai Kumar excels

Jai Kumar’s all-round show (104 and three for 52) helped YMCA CC (2) defeat Palace Orchards CC by 275 runs in a KSCA Group I, fifth division league match here recently.

The scores: YMCA CC (2) 423 for seven in 46 overs (Jai Kumar 104, Dhananjay 56, Riyaz Pasha 43, Narasimraju 41, Irfan Pasha 31 n.o., Arun 28) bt Palace Orchards CC 148 in 37.1 overs (Vinay 63, Jai Kumar three for 52).

Gandhinagar Cricketers 296 for four in 50 overs (Syed Mansoor Shah 93, Asrhad 53, Raja 51 n.o., Imitiaz 51 n.o.) bt Kengeri Cricketers 186 in 43 overs (Sathish 56, Ashok 40, Harsha 28, Vishwanath five for 40, Wasim three for 37).

Head Quarters CC 201 in 43.2 overs (Varun Prakash 62 n.o., Suresh 60, Sathyadeep five for 65) lost to Young Boy’s CA 202 for nine in 42.4 overs (Rajaram 48, Harish Kamath 39, Lokesh 34, Manjunath three for 46).

Maharana CC 157 in 37.4 overs (Sanjay Kalyanpur 30, P.B. Dilip 25, Azar four for 24, Ambrish Vittal four for 40) lost to Lions CC 160 for five in 26.2 overs (Shilton Tony 100 n.o.).

Modern Cricketers 254 in 47.2 overs (Mani Kumar 68 n.o., Harish 38, Nagendra Kumar 34, Chaitanya Babu 32) lost to Sapphire CC 258 for five in 49.2 overs (Prashanth 95, Kiran Kumar 54, Manoj Kumar 36, R. Vijay three for 44).

Cambridge CC 202 in 47.2 overs (Sharath 74, Manoj 26, Siddarth six for 52) bt Bangalore United CC (2) 83 in 26.2 overs (Pawan six for 29).

Engrades CC 305 in 50 overs (Praveen 75, Praveen 57, Raj 52, Arun Kumar 50, Azhar 25) bt Anglo Youth CC 150 in 41 overs (Rahul 26 n.o., Rohit 25, Praveen three for 28).

Masters athletics

The State masters athletics championship for veterans will be held at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on January 2 and 3.

More than 350 athletes are expected to compete in this championship that will also serve as a selection trial for the State squad for the National masters championship at Chennai from February 4 to 7.

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